WHAT EXACTLY DOES THE SENATE’S FARM BILL DRAFT SAY?

June 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

If you’re a farmer who is interested in farm policy and the changes to the farm bill represented in the version passed out of the Senate Ag Committee last week, here’s an article that you won’t...

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IL CORN EXPERTS, PROJECTS FEATURED AT JUNE 26 MEETING

June 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy calls for a 45% reduction in nitrogen loss from our fields by 2045, with an interim goal of 25% reduced loss in nitrogen by 2025. If it makes sense on...

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LISTEN TO THIS UPDATE ON THE ILLINOIS NUTRIENT LOSS REDUCTION STRATEGY

June 15th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Looking for the latest on the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy? Take a listen to this podcast produced by University of Illinois Extension Media Communications Specialist Todd Gleason...

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ICGA AT-LARGE DIRECTORS UP FOR ELECTION

June 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

Two at-large positions on the Illinois Corn Growers Association Board of Directors are elected each year at their annual meeting.    In order to run as an at-large director, the bylaws require...

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WIN FREE FUEL THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND

June 13th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Public Outreach

Each day from now through September 3, you could win $50 in free fuel simply for reporting the price you see for E85 and other ethanol blends in your local area.   The Renewable Fuels...

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USDA PREDICTS LOWER ENDING STOCKS, HIGHER CORN PRICE

June 12th, 2018  |  Today's News

Exports during the month of April hit a record high, beating the previous high set in November 1989.  Ethanol and by-product production was also higher than expected.  These two markets using more...

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ICGA MEMBERSHIPS MAKE GREAT FATHER’S DAY GIFTS

June 11th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICGA

It’s the week before Father’s Day and you have no ideas for the special man in your life.  How about an Illinois Corn Growers Association membership?   Your father, grandfather, son or uncle...

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REPS. DAVIS, LAHOOD ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR LAGRANGE LOCK

June 8th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

This week, the House of Representatives approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 that authorizes Corps of Engineer’s work on locks and dams, dredging and other water resources...

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THE FARMER IN THE BLUE HAT: USGC RECOGNIZES BILL LONG FOR FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE

June 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  ICMB |  Exports

Never underestimate a good ball cap. Illinois corn farmer Bill Long calls his official blue U.S. Grains Council (USGC) hat his conversation starter, opening opportunities to share his insights on...

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LEARN ABOUT BETTER SOIL HEALTH DURING SUMMER FIELD DAYS

June 6th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Farmers all over Illinois have the opportunity to understand the practices that improve soil health and benefit their family farms at Soil Health Partnership field days that will be held all over...

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VALUE ADDED EXPORTS TO JAPAN AND CHINA

June 5th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

The best situation for corn farmers and all U.S. citizens?  Sell more “value-added” corn to other countries hungry for more protein, better cuts of protein, and environmentally friendly fuels. ...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TARIFFS NOW IN FORCE

June 1st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports

With the turning of the calendar from May to June came the enactment of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports that are hitting nations with which we’ve had long-standing trade relationships. The...

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SUMMER GASOLINE HITS PUMPS TOMORROW

May 31st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol

June 1 marks the beginning of the official summer driving season and the changeover to summer-blended gasoline. This happens behind the scenes and with it comes the anticipated higher gas prices....

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MAY MONARCH MONTH ENDING: UPDATE ON CONSERVATION EFFORTS

May 30th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Monarch Butterfly populations have been trending downward since 1994 for a variety of reasons. There is growing interest in conserving Monarchs by improving habitat conditions along the Monarch...

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SIGN UP AVAILABLE FOR STRIP TILL FIELD DAY

May 29th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

 On July 12, 2018, the Soil Health Partnership, Macon County SWCD, Piatt County SWCD, and NRCS are co-sponsoring a Strip-Till Field Day that includes live field demos. The all-day event will...

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SYNGENTA CORN SEED SETTLEMENT NOTICE POSTED

May 25th, 2018  |  Today's News

Corn farmers across the nation, check your mailboxes. You may have received a notice concerning the $1.51 billion settlement of a class action lawsuit against Syngenta related to the sale and...

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DON’T FORGET THE RISKY BUSINESS CONFERENCE

May 24th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Best Management Practices

Learn more about soil health and water management at this June 19 Risk Management Conference at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Normal, IL.  The deadline for a hotel room, should you...

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SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE PARTNERSHIP ENHANCES HIGH SCHOOL, COMMUNITY COLLEGE AG CLASSES

May 23rd, 2018  |  Today's News

MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture has partnered with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board to develop a program that benefits high school agriculture classes across...

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THE FUTURE OF THE FARM BILL DEBATE

May 22nd, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

After the failure of the Farm Bill (H.R. 2) on a 198 to 213 vote this past Friday, a motion to reconsider was filed.  The House has several days to act on that motion to reconsider, but it’s...

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U.S. EXPORTS ONE BILLION GALLONS OF ETHANOL

May 21st, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Exports

Seven months into the 2017/2018 marketing year, the United States has exported nearly one billion gallons of ethanol, up 15 percent year-over-year and an indication of ethanol exports’ support for...

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